Etsy Book Bin Holiday window exhibit

© Pam Van Londen 2007 Pismo Beach Garden acrylic on canvas on 24 x 36 x 1.5 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $450 © Pam Van Londen 2007 Pismo Beach Garden acrylic on canvas on 24 x 36 x 1.5 canvas

As Corvallis residents walk around downtown during their work day or for holiday shopping, please stop and look at the local Etsy.com team’s window exhibit.

We have clothing, jewelry, prints, original visual art, and other hand-crafted goods on display and for sale on line at Etsy.com.

See my two shops:
PamVanLonden.etsy.com
PaintedAbstractions.etsy.com

December Etsy Window Exhibit
December Etsy Window Exhibit
December 2011 Etsy Window Exhibit
Some of my larger works

Fall Festival 2011 booth 168

Fall Festival Poster with art by Jennifer Lommers.I hope to see many of you at the Corvallis Fall Festival on September 24/24.

Stop by to see my new work in booth 168. I will have framed 8×8-inch oil and acrylic landscapes and at least 100 5×7-inch abstract watercolors. In addition, I’ll have a few larger paintings on canvas.

Timberhill Exhibit pieces on sale

© Pam Van Londen 2007 Smith River 4 oil on canvas on 18 x 36 x 1.5 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $400 © Pam Van Londen 2007 Smith River 4 oil on canvas on 18 x 36 x 1.5 canvas

From August 1 – 31, I have eleven oil and acrylic paintings hanging at Timberhill Athletic club, along with paintings by local abstract painter, Jake Dorr.

Ten of the paintings are on sale! And if you purchase them in person or online at this web site, shipping is free.

Here is a list of paintings I’m hanging:

Holiday Sale Starts Now!

From now until January 7, you can purchase paintings at a discount!

HVCC Holiday Concert and Gift Bazaar
HVCC Holiday Concert and Gift Bazaar

  1. My Etsy Shop: Take a 15% off with coupon #1234567. Shipping is additional. Credit Cards accepted.
  2. This web site: Some items are on sale. Click on the Sale link. Credit Cards accepted.
  3. HVC Choir Concert & Bazaar on Dec 11. All sales go to HVCC. Prices will range from $15 to $64 for framed original 8×8-inch paintings.
  4. Call for an appointment to see my work in my home studio.  Prices negotiable. Credit Cards accepted.

Some of my work is also available at Mod Pod Decor and Timeless Talisman Gallery.

Sedona Trees

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Sedona Trees 1, acrylic, 18x24 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $300 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Sedona Trees 1, 18×24 acrylic

I’ve been working this one for awhile and may just keep on working it! Not sure what is missing…pretty sure something is.

Send me your ideas.

Crows at the Beach

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Crows on the Beach 12, oil on claybord,  8x8

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© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Crow at the Beach 13, oil on claybord,  8x8

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$50 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Crow at the Beach 13, 8×8 oil on claybord

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Crow at the Beach 14, oil on 8x8-inch Claybord panel, unframed.

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The most popular subject matter at the last exhibit was birds, and more specifically, crows.

Here are three new images of crows in flight. The invented color image has a style I’d like to work with for awhile.

Valley View 1:
Barb and Chad’s view

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Valley View 1: Barb and Chad’s view, oil on claybord,  8x8
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Valley View 1: Barb and Chad’s view, 8×8 oil on claybord

This painting was painted plein air last week but I spent a few days looking at it and making touchups to brighten the colors.

The use of large, obvious brush strokes is something I do in many paintings, though you don’t see them in my blog very often.

Only about half seem to turn out right the first time, so I massage them for months and perhaps get a few more that work.

Mary’s Peak

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Mary’s Peak 6, oil on clayboard,  8x8

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This quick sketch of Mary’s Peak outside Corvallis and Philomath uses exaggerated color and the same transparent oil on Claybord technique I’ve been using lately.

Independence Park

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Independence Park 2, oil on clayboard,  8x8

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Showing at Dana Marie
Gallery, Corvallis

© Pam Van Londen 2007 Grand Canyon 1 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas on 18 x 24 x 1.5 canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $350 © Pam Van Londen 2007 Grand Canyon 1 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas on 18 x 24 x 1.5 canvas

Just opening is the new Dana Marie Gallery in the Starbucks building at the corner of 4th and Madison, in Corvallis. Visit with artists from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday, March 27 during the Grand Opening Reception. Read more about it in the Gazette-Times newspaper.

Drop by to see Dana Marie’s work and a few select artists, including myself.

425 SW Madison Ave, Suite #E1
541-230-1658 Call for open hours.

Virtual Paintout of Norway
Stravenger

© Pam Van Londen 2010,  Stravenger Norway Park 1, oil on claybord,  8x8
SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Stravenger Norway Park 1, 8×8 oil on claybord

I have plenty of my own photos to paint from until I can get outside to paint plein air.

But I have never been to Norway to paint, so I have done it virtually, for the Virtual Paintout monthly challenge. It uses Google Maps to help artists find a view of the city they want to paint.

View this month’s submissions from international artists.

Cat wondering the garden

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 1, acrylic on gallery-edged canvas, 12x12 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 1, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 2, acrylic on gallery-edged canvas, 12x12 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $60 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 2, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 3, acrylic on gallery-edged canvas, 12x12 SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 3, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 4, acrylic on gallery-edged canvas, 12x12 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $60 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Wondering the Garden 4, 12×12 acrylic on gallery-edged canvas

In preparation for a juried exhibit, I have painted four canvases in a bright, abstract manner. I had FUN working on this today and hope you enjoy looking at them, too.

I painted on all four at one time to keep the style and color scheme consistent. The edges are also painted to allow the imagery to come into view when walking by.

Philomath Library Exhibit in December

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, oil on gallery-edged canvas, 18x36 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $400 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, 18×36 oil on gallery-edged canvas

See medium and larged-sized original paintings at the Philomath Library during the month of December.

Kim’s Bouquet

© Pam Van Londen 2009, Kim’s Bouquet 1, 24x18x1.5 on acrylic on gallery edged canvas

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$350 © Pam Van Londen 2009, Kim’s Bouquet 1, 24x18x1.5 acrylic on gallery edged canvas

Thank you, Kim, for the wonderful bouquet. Maya is enjoying it as much as I am.

I had to paint it, of course. Here is the first of several I have planned.

 

Summer Sale in progress

© Pam Van Londen 2007 Winter Overlook 2 acrylic on canvasboard on 8 x 8 x .5 canvas SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2007 Winter Overlook 2 acrylic on 8×8 canvasboard. This is my favorite painting!

I’m spring cleaning and would like you to take away some of my fabulous paintings for just a bit of cash (checks and credit cards accepted as well).

Take a look at what has just gone on sale and will remain on sale! View both pages and click on each title to read about it and view even more related paintings.

It is a good time to:

  • Purchase birthday, graduation, and father’s day gifts.
  • Add color to your drab walls in the kitchen, living room, bathroom, bedroom, and office.
  • Purchase ahead for holiday gifts.
  • Treat yourself!

All paintings are original acrylic, oil, or mixed media. Acid free archival materials are used in each piece. Some 8×8 paintings come framed.

Pick up at my home or have it shipped.

Painting snow for the first time

© Pam Van Londen 2008 18th Street Snow 1 8x8-inch in oil on canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 18th Street Snow 1 8×8-inch in oil on canvas

© Pam Van Londen 2008 18th Street Snow 2 8x8-inch in oil on canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 18th Street Snow 2 8×8-inch in oil on canvas

Even though I’m closed up in the house (because I don’t like cold), I am painting in oils. If I go mad, you might blame it on the fumes (which I do love the smell of).

It’s been snowing on and off in Corvallis all week and now that my workload has been cut in half by working 15 hour days, I can paint again!

Here are two snow paintings on canvas. They come with a hard backing and need a frame.

Instill peace with a painting of Buddha

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Buddha and Hydrangeas 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Buddha and Hydrangeas 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard

Here’s another subject from the Different Strokes project. I didn’t want to wait the 2 weeks we’re allotted for this one, since I had a few hours free.

If you don’t have a windowsill, flowers, and a meditating buddha to provide a bit of peace, try a painting. The right painting in a location you can contemplate it can be as healing as any other method you’ve tried.

Walker

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Walker 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Walker 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard

I haven’t painted upside down since college. I recommend it. I painted faster, more confidently, and yes, more accurately for this Different Strokes for Different Folks assignment.

I boosted the color (’cause I LOVE color) and kept the planes flat.

Husky in Sante Fe

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and a Husky.   Oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. Purchase frame separately. Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and a Husky. Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. Purchase frame separately.

I’m not sure how this husky in Sante Fe can stay cool in the summer; perhaps this shady porch does the trick.

We happened upon her when there in 2006 and had to cuddle up for a minute. She hardly noticed Maya as she sat down. I suspect she had something more interesting in her sites…perhaps a small critter.

New Mexico’s Ghost Ranch
O’Keefe’s hangout

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Ghost Ranch Horse.   Oil on 8x8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. Purchase frame separately. Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Ghost Ranch Horse. Oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed. Purchase frame separately.

A few years ago when we traveled the USA, I had to stop in Georgia O’Keefe country. One stop is Ghost Ranch. Because we had a dog with us, we were not welcome to stay on the ranch, so spent little time there.

I did meet this ol’ hoss, who could have been O’Keefe’s; she was so old.

The simple composition and color scheme intrigued me. I’ve finally had time to work on it.
Other places nearby that were beautiful included Echo Amphitheater and Abiquiu Lake.

Family wading Oneonta Creek

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Wading Oneonta 2 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$50 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Wading Oneonta 2, oil on 8×8-inch archival Claybord panel. Unframed.

These attentive parents were introducing their young one to the Oneonta Creek in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon side last August.

It was nearing the end of the day, so birds were feeding on the insects and the quaking leaves were leaving a dappled pattern on the ground.

I’ve probably said this before, but I love to paint water and enjoy watching figures emerge in the scene.

Waiting for the sun to set at Cannon Beach

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Cannon Beach Fire 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$25 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Cannon Beach Fire 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard

This gal and her dog sat close to the fire with a camera for quite awhile waiting for the sun to set at Cannon Beach in August.

The gentle sounds of children playing, birds feeding, and the waves lapping plus the fire crackling were creating a peaceful atmosphere. The pinkening tinge of the sky cast a glow, too.

Dahlias and Hydrangeas
for my birthday 2 months ago

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Dahlias and Hydrangeas 1 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Dahlias and Hydrangeas 1 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard

Denise seems to always have something blooming in her yard. And lucky are those who receive some for their birthdays!

I took many photos of these bright daliahs and hydrangeas and hope to paint a few more like this one in oil pastel.

NYSE ~ a study for the
Diffrent Strokes project

© Pam Van Londen 2008 NYSE 1 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$15 © Pam Van Londen 2008 NYSE 1 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard

This quick study in oil pastel on clayboard is a bit messy but tells me the subject can be rendered in the 8×8 format I love so much.

The next version will be with paint and will take much more time!

Maya and Claire surfing

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and Claire Surfing 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboardSOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Maya and Claire Surfing 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard

Because the kids enjoyed being in the water so much during our vacation in August, I had a lot of time to paint and take hundreds of pictures.

The kids were freezing but obsessed with catching waves. I caught them shivering here along with a teal wave.

This painting is created with oil pastels. This new brand is almost creamy and not at all like a chalk or Crayola crayon. They work well on gessoboard and clayboard. And they are easy to paint with while on the road.

Pond Lily 3

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Pond Lily 3 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$25 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Pond Lily 3 8x8x1 in oil pastel on clayboard

Pond lily’s are attractive subjects. This one had large pink blossoms, which I found hard to render with oil pastel.
I’m working on scraffito but have yet to find the right tool for clayboard. So this image will evolve eventually.

Sedona Oak Creek

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Sedona 4 Oak Creek 18x36x1.5 in oil on gallery-edged canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$400 © Pam Van Londen 2008 Sedona 4 Oak Creek 18x36x1.5 in oil on gallery-edged canvas

In 2006 when my daughter and I traveled by RV through the SW and South, one of our favorite places was Sedona, AZ. We were there for Thanksgiving, so not only were the hills red and gold, but the foliage as well.

See other Sedona works painted on location.

Beverly Beach Oregon Coast

© Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, oil on gallery-edged canvas, 18x36 Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system $400 © Pam Van Londen 2010, Beverly Beach 4 Roses, 18×36 oil on gallery-edged canvas

Over the years I’ve taken hundreds of photos of scenes around Otter Rock, Oregon. I paint them as often as I can…I must have 10 or 11 by now.

This shot was taken during a summer weekend when the surfers where starting their day.

The roses overhang the cliff above the staircase that takes visitors from the park at the top to the beach below.

You can walk all the way to Beverly Beach Campground if you are up for it.

Rehoboth Beach Landscape

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Rehoboth Beach Landscape 8x8x1 in oil on canvasboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Rehoboth Beach Landscape 8x8x1 in oil on canvasboard

My current favorite artist, Karin Jurick has started a weekly project for artists called Different Strokes. She posts a photo and we respond with a painting or drawing. I’ve submitted this cropped landscape for the second week’s work:

Walking around the OSU Campus ~ $30 SALE

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Walk Around Campus 12x12x1 in oil on canvas Purchase this painting via PayPal's secure payment system$30 SALE © Pam Van Londen 2008 Walk Around Campus 12x12x1 in oil on canvas

© Pam Van Londen 2008 Iridescent Rose 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard SOLD © Pam Van Londen 2008 Iridescent Rose 8x8x1 in oil on clayboard

OSU Campus has some beautiful trees. Here is a Redwood that lives just off campus:

I’ve been experimenting with iridescent paint sticks. Here is a quick sketch of a rose using paint sticks and regular oil paint: